NEW YORK Hassan Adams scored a career-high 30 points to lead Arizona's usual balanced attack and the ninth-ranked Wildcats beat No. 6 Texas 91-83 on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic.
Andre Iguodala had a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the win that kept Arizona unbeaten in nine games in Madison Square Garden under coach Lute Olson.
The Wildcats (3-1) won the Preseason NIT in 1990, '95 and '99 under Olson at the Garden and also won the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic there in 2001.
Freshman P.J. Tucker had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Longhorns (4-1).
No. 12 Saint Joseph's 67, Boston College 57
PHILADELPHIA Delonte West scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Jameer Nelson added 13 points to lead Saint Joseph's past Boston College.
The Hawks (6-0) started slowly with some uncharacteristically sloppy play and off-target shooting before West and Nelson passed and shot the Hawks toward another easy win.
Jermaine Watson had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Boston College (6-1).
Providence 70, No. 14 Illinois 51
NEW YORK Ryan Gomes had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Donnie McGrath scored all 15 of his points in the second half and Providence beat Illinois in the opening game of the Jimmy V Classic.
The Friars (4-1) overcame a terrible start and a 30-24 halftime deficit behind the offense of Gomes and McGrath and the effectiveness of their 2-3 zone that shut down the backcourt of the Illini (4-2).
Rob Sanders added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Friars.
James Augustine had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Illini, while Roger Powell had 13 points.
N. Iowa 77, No. 24 Iowa 66
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa Erik Crawford scored a career-high 24 points, including two late 3-pointers, lifting Northern Iowa over Iowa.
Northern Iowa (3-3) had been 0-for-14 on 3-pointers before hitting three straight in the final 5 1/2 minutes to pull away from the Hawkeyes (6-1), who broke into the Top 25 for the first time this season Monday.
No. 25 Dayton 66, Louisiana-Lafayette 59
DAYTON, Ohio Ramod Marshall hit two 3-pointers in the final 1:33 to lead Dayton over Louisiana-Lafayette.
Keith Waleskowski scored 18 points, and Sean Finn and Mark Jones each had 16 for the Flyers (7-0). Finn also had 11 rebounds for his second career double-double.
No. 7 Penn State 74, Baylor 63
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Kelly Mazzante scored 31 points including three 3s in a critical second-half surge to lead seventh-ranked Penn State over Baylor Tuesday night.
Penn State (6-1), which won its 23rd straight home game, led just 47-44 before Mazzante hit her third 3-pointer of the games to start the run and make it 50-44. After Sophia Young scored for Baylor (6-1), Mazzante added a pull-up jumper in the lane and a pair of 3-pointers to give the Lady Lions control.
No. 12 Louisiana Tech 81, Ark.-Little Rock 58 RUSTON, La. Trina Frierson scored 19 points, and No. 12 Louisiana Tech had four players in double figures.
The Lady Techsters (4-1) also got 16 points from Amisha Carter, 15 from Lakiste Barkus and 13 from Amber Obaze. Arkansas-Little Rock (2-4) was led by Alisha Cash with 21 points.
No. 17 Colorado 78, Washington 64
BOULDER, Colo. Tera Bjorklund had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Kate Fagan added 19 points and Colorado defeated previously unbeaten Washington.
Bjorklund connected on 11 of 17 shots for Colorado (7-1). Reserve Amber Metoyer added 16 points and 12 rebounds as Colorado won its fourth straight game.
Giuliana Mendiola had 20 points and Andrea Lalum 19 for Washington (5-1). The Huskies were off to their best start since 1997-98, when they opened with a 10-game winning streak.
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